Mobile workstation recommend.

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BartSimpson
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Mobile workstation recommend.

Post by BartSimpson » 2011/08/16 08:24:51

Hello,
I will buy me an mobil workstation, on which CentOS 6 will be run.
Have someone ideas on witch CentOS will run?
some must have fact's:)

- nvidia gpu chip
- possible to support 12GB RAM
- full Virtualization support for KVM or VMware Workstation.

So have someone an idea of an device on witch will CentOS run?

Thanks

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Re: Mobile workstation recommend.

Post by finnzi » 2011/08/28 16:48:39

Hi there,

My vote would go to Lenovo Thinkpad W510 or W520....awesome machines.

Checkout: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:W520

Although CentOS 6 is not listed there I am pretty sure that it will run decently.

Bgrds,
Finnzi

BartSimpson
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Re: Mobile workstation recommend.

Post by BartSimpson » 2011/08/28 17:23:23

A very nice machine.

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Mobile workstation recommend.

Post by teleport » 2011/08/29 09:02:12

I'm using Lenovo T520 ( machine type 4240-4JG ). Core i7-2630QM, Nvidia NVS 4200M 1Gb, 1920x1080 LED display, 8Gb ram ( 2x4G ). It is possible to install 16Gb ram (2x8Gb) but 8Gb sodimm modules are too expensive.

With stock Centos 6 x86_64 kernel only wifi card does not work. So I rebuild fedora 15 kernel 2.6.40, and everything working fine, including nvidia ( external displayport too ), wifi, kvm, sleep, suspend, fingerprint, webcam, sound ( both speakers&mic ), battery time is over 4 hours.

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